Harry “Dale” Ashbrook
March 27, 1934 ‒ September 10, 2018
Formerly of Johnstown, Ohio
Harry “Dale” Ashbrook, 84, of Delaware, and formerly of Johnstown, passed away on Monday, September 10, 2018 at the Arbor’s at Delaware, surrounded by his loving family at his side.
Harry was born in Johnstown to the late Burton and Marguerite (Mathews) Ashbrook and was one of thirteen children from that union. Better known as “Dale” to his family and to all that knew him, grew up in Johnstown and at an early age became interested in cars and how to repair them. He graduated from Johntown Monroe high school in 1952. Dale joined the U.S. Army and served active duty from 1956-1958, where he received the good conduct medal, and then entered the Army Reserve’s from 1958-1962, serving at Fort Lewis Washington. Dale returned to Johnstown and continued his love of cars. He settled in Sunbury and worked as a mechanic for many years. He later worked at auto parts stores in Sunbury where he worked until he retired. Along with being a good mechanic he earned the nick name carburetor kid. He also enjoyed drag racing and camping with his family at the Double R Ranch in Little Hocking Ohio was always a favorite. He loved boating and taught himself and other family members, and the neighborhood kids how to water ski. Dale was into CB radios and also had a Ham License. He liked country, blue grass and polka music. Dale was always the first to help anyone that needed a helping hand.
Left to cherish his memory are two daughters, Lori (Steve) Johns and Myrna Ashbrook, both of Delaware; two grandsons, Zachary Johns and Benjamin Johns, both of Delaware; first wife, Janet Ashbrook of Delaware; two brothers, Keith Ashbrook of Ohio and Larry Ashbrook of Florida; six sisters, Candace Louise Wine of Ohio, Betty Davis of Indiana, Phyllis Ashbrook of Ohio, Catherine (Jim) Downing of Ohio, Nancy (Larry) Caudill of Louisiana and Laura Mankins of Ohio; and numerous nieces, nephews and many extended family.
In addition to his parents that have preceded him in death were two brothers, Robert Ashbrook and Murrell Ashbrook; two sisters, Pauline Rice and Marilyn Rhodeback; and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Graveside memorial services will be held on October 12, 2018 2:30PM at the Green Hill Cemetery in Johnstown, the American Legion of Johnstown will be conducting graveside military rites.
Memorial contributions if desired may be given to the American Legion 180 W Maple St Johnstown Ohio 43031.
The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, Delaware, is honored to be serving the family of Harry Dale Ashbrook.
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